Alko's selections

Alko offers different types of selections through which suppliers can sell their products. For customers, this means a diverse range of thousands of products.

Alko’s selections include thousands of products from dozens of countries. We have four different selections.

For the standard selection, we have chosen products from all over the world. These products form the core of our offering. Most of the standard selection products are always available in our brick-and-mortar shops and webshop. The standard selection consists of about 3,100 products. The products vary from one shop to another, depending on demand and availability. In the webshop, standard selection products can be purchased if suppliers have them in their domestic warehouses.

Limited Quantity Products are available in more limited quantities than other products in Alko’s selection. They include quality wines, beers and special strong alcoholic beverages, as well as other rarities. Limited Quantity Products can be bought from the webshop subject to availability and from some Alko shops. To confirm the availability of a specific product, please check the product card.

The sale-to-order selection consists of products that suppliers store in their warehouses and offer for sale through us. You can find all these products on the Alko website. In the webshop, sale-to-order selection products can be purchased if suppliers have them in their domestic warehouses. They are also available in some brick-and-mortar shops, with a view to enriching the shop’s selection.

The sale-to-order selection also includes a range of locally available products. These beverages are provided by small producers. Producers can choose 1–10 Alko shops in which they would like their products to be sold. In addition, they can choose the webshop.

Seasonal products include products that are in our selection for a limited season.

Certified products

Alko’s selections include hundreds of certified products, which can be identified by the symbols shown on price tags in our shops. The same symbols are also used in the webshop.

We only indicate certifications that are global and widely recognised.

Organic products

Organic farming aims to use balanced farming methods adapted to the local natural conditions.

Organic farms use crop rotation and avoid all chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

Ethical products

Ethical trade is based on the idea that small producers and employees in the country of origin are paid fair compensation for their work.

All ethical trade products in our selection (Fairtrade, Fair for Life and For life) have received international certification.

Biodynamic products

Biodynamic agriculture is based on a holistic view of the world developed by Rudolf Steiner. Biodynamic products meet the requirements for organic products.

Biodynamic farms use only natural fertilisers and pesticides. Farmers also pay attention to the movements of the sun, moon and planets.

Kosher products

Kosher products are beverages made in accordance with the Talmud, i.e. a collection of Jewish writings on law and society.